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Key Facts

Full name
Matthew Rogers

Known as
Matthew Rogers

25 November 1973 (age 49)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 121d
Last game: 30y 228d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 90 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 4

Matthew Rogers

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,461st player to appear, 667th most games played, 569th most goals kickedRichmond: 973rd player to appear, 34th most games played, 35th most goals kicked

Matthew Rogers commenced his senior league career with South Adelaide in 1992, and, after playing 33 games and kicking 27 goals in two seasons, transferred to Richmond. The Tigers had actually selected him at number 37 in the 1992 National Draft, but felt that he needed another season of senior football with the Panthers before moving to the AFL.

Nimble, quite strong, and extremely adaptable, Rogers gave Richmond plenty of options, and it was difficult to say whether his best football was played as a defender, in the forward lines, or on the ball. For most of his career he was tremendously consistent and reliable, although his form did decline somewhat towards the end. He headed Richmond's goal kicking list with 37 goals in 2000 after spending large parts of the season at full forward deputising for the injured Matthew Richardson. He retired after a disappointing 2004 season in which he managed just one AFL appearance for the year. All told, he played 197 games, and kicked 163 goals while with the Tigers.

Author - John Devaney


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